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Celebrating Pride at Automattic: “Every Person and Voice Has the Opportunity to Be Heard”

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Throughout June, we’re exploring identity, diversity and inclusion in tech and the workplace, and what it means to celebrate Pride Month. To conclude the series, we spoke with Niesha Sweet, a People Experience Wrangler on Automattic’s HR team, about her Pride traditions and the things she finds most rewarding about her work with Automatticians.


How do you identify?

Personally, this has always been a hard question to answer. I think there are a lot of misconceptions about bisexual people, but if I had to pick a label, it would be that one.

What does celebrating Pride Month mean to you?

Celebrating Pride looks and feels like so many different things to me. This may be a long way of answering the question, but celebrating Pride is like setting your clothes out the night before the first day of school, trying to stay awake long enough on Christmas Eve so you’re…

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